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Re: could not open default font 'fixed' - revisited

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On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Will Senn wrote:

> All,
> I have read the thread on this error and while interesting and
> captivating, it doesn't appear to apply to my installation.
> I heard cygwin switched to from XFree86 over licensing, etc. I
> decided groovy, my cygwin installation is getting a bit stale anyway.
> So, I deleted my cygwin directory along with all the references in the
> registry and downloaded the realease directory, and burned it to DVD
> (can't believe it won't fit on a CD anymore) yesterday. I ran setup,
> pointed it to my spankin' new cygwin DVD and let 'er rip for a while.
> The installation worked like a charm for the command line stuff. I did
> my usual tweakage - added %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 to cygwin.bat,
> add Cygwin Prompt Here to the registry, associated .sh files with
> cygwin.bat and installed my brand new and
> files (thanks Fred Kulack for the -T- steer - embedded spaces are SUCH
> a pain) and added them to the Scheduled Tasks. I ran both jobs once to
> be sure they worked and Voila! Eureka! it worked.
> However, I then tried to run startx from the command line to compare
> with the previous XFree86 and bummer, dude...
> ~    could not open default font 'fixed'
> ouch, looked in the archives for this list, read the thread and looked
> at the faq entry, but neither possibility appears to apply:
> 1. xorg-x11-fnts is missing - nope, it's there.
> 2. /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts is invalid, ls lists all the normal
> directories and misc contains a slew of .pcf.gz files.
> I reran /etc/postinstall/, but it didn't fix
> anything.
> here's some of the output of the command (extraneous stuff omitted
> including extra linebreaks).
> Please give a helpful suggestion as to next steps...
> Thanks,
> Will
> - -----------------snip
> $ startx
> Welcome to the XWin X Server
> Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
> Release:
> Contact:
> XWin was started with the following command line:
> X :0 -multiwindow -clipboard
> (snip)
> (EE) Keyboardlayout "US" (00000409) is unknown
> Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc101" Layout = "us" Variant = "(null)"
> Options = "(null)"
> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,
> removing from list!
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'

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